When it comes to paving the garden, it’s essential to understand the different types of stone that are available in order to choose the right stone to use.
Paving stones come in a variety of colours, patterns, textures and sizes, according to The Scunthorpe Telegraph. The following looks at the main types of stone for garden paving.
- Compacted sand and dirt turned into rock.
- Comes in black, grey, red, purple, yellow and green.
- Bright and light colours increase sense of space in small or dark gardens.
- Sandstone is often cheaper than other stones.
- Ethical and friendly to the environment with low carbon footprint.
- Dark colours and subtle textures for a modern look to the patio.
- Strong, hard-wearing and long-lasting compared to other stones.
- Granite cobble stone sets or a granite patio can link the home and garden.
- Marble is a form of limestone.
- Beautiful, strong and exclusive.
- Evokes the splendour of a renaissance garden.
- Metamorphic rock with layers of shale, compressed clay and rock with fossils.
- Slate is a versatile rock in various colours.
- A very compact and hard rock consisting of quartz.
- Quartzite has a smooth or rustic finish.
- Flecks of sparkling gold and silver add a wow factor to the garden.
- Type of limestone.
- Inside the rock are shell formations, fossils and a honeycomb effect.
- Travertine creates a Mediterranean feel for a relaxing and warm garden.
- There’s a wide array of natural stones to pick from.
- Each stone can be different, but with comparable colours and textures, adding style to the patio/structure.